Transport, logistics weather Sandy well despite glitches

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Intermodal

U.S. train, truck and logistics companies were among the first to get rolling in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy thanks to many lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and other storms, according to industry analysts and executives. Read More »

New index shows European road freight rates sliding

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

According to the new international road freight index compiled by Transport Intelligence using data provided by European freight service provider, Freightex, road freight rates have fallen 7% in the past five months from their peak.

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Crude-by-rail carves out long-term North American niche

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

In this era of pipelines spanning thousands of miles, the idea of shipping crude across North America in railway cars might seem a quaint throwback to the oil pioneering days of the West. Read More »

CN Rail CEO says Canada legislation could derail service

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

Looming legislation aimed at improving rail service for shippers in Canada could backfire and end up making the country's sprawling rail networks less efficient, the chief executive of Canada's biggest railroad warned. Read More »

Arc Terminals working with CN to build rail terminal at Mobile, AL

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Arc Terminals LP (Arc Terminals) has announced it is working with CN to build a rail tank car unloading terminal in Mobile, Ala., to handle Western Canadian heavy and Bakken light crude oils destined to Gulf Coast refineries. Read More »

ATA releases driver shortage analysis paper

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Today, American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming tops estimates on higher freight rates

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings for the fourth straight quarter as an increase in freight rates offset a decline in commodity volumes. Read More »

Domestic intermodal container volume surges 11.3% in third quarter

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Domestic container volume recorded double digit growth for the fourth quarter in a row according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report, released today. Every IANA region reflected an increase in dome Read More »

The long, brutal haul from farm to port in Brazil

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

When Marcondes Mendon'a hauls corn from Brazil's farm belt to port in the distant south, the young trucker prays for protection from gaping potholes and dangerous drivers, and dreads the squalid toilets on the seven-day journey ahead. Read More »

Con-way profit misses Street on employee benefit costs

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

>U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street's and its own expectations due to higher employee benefit costs, sending its shares down 5 percent in extended trading. Read More »

Singapore’s GLP eyes $1.3 billion from Japan property trust

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Singapore's Global Logistic Properties Ltd, one of the world's largest warehouse operators, plans to raise $1.3 billion by setting up a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Japan. Read More »

RWI Transportation integrates Blue Tree Systemss R:COM w/ TMW to streamline operations

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems, Inc. a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced Industry-leading refrigerated carrier RWI Transportation, a member company of the Castellini Group, has integrated the company's Read More »

Old Dominion expanding Pasco, WA Service Center

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Citing a growth in shipments, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. relocated and expanded its Pasco Service Center. Read More »

US companies hustle to re-staff, reopen after Sandy

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Hurricane Sandy may have devastated the East Coast on Monday, but the water-logged wheels of commerce keep turning, storm damage or not. Read More »

Don’s Cold Storage to build new storage and distribution center in Joplin

AJOT | October 25, 2012 | Intermodal

An Arkansas-based company that provides temperature-controlled warehouse and transportation services to a variety of industries plans to construct a new cold storage and distribution center in Joplin, a capital investment of $14 million that is expected t Read More »

Old Dominion expands Canadian gateway with new Detroit service center

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center. Read More »

Volvo sees no truck market growth after profit slump

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Intermodal

World number two truck maker Volvo said it expects no growth in European and U.S. markets next year, after orders and earnings plunged in the third quarter. Read More »

CP Railway posts higher profit, efficiency gains

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported a 20 percent jump in profit, as Canada's second-biggest rail operator improved efficiency and increased freight revenue in its first full quarter under a new CEO who has vowed to shake up the company. Read More »

Norfolk Southern profit drops on coal, merchandise

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp, the third-largest U.S. public railroad company, said that its quarterly profit fell on lower shipments of coal and merchandise. Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.4% in September

AJOT | October 22, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4% in September after falling 0.9% in August. In September, the SA index equaled 118.7 (2000=100). The level in September was the same as in Jan Read More »